Conclusion: Concept: Cruise the skies in the best flight combat game of this generation
Graphics: Integration of satellite imagery with great detailed plane models combine to great effect
Sound: Strong, consistent voice work is on par with any other Tom Clancy game
Playability: Clear explanations and reactive controls make what might otherwise be a challenging learning curve a steady and comfortable climb into skill
Entertainment: A great flight game, both for fans of the genre and...
Excerpt: I don't know what Tom Clancy dreams about, but at a guess I'd predict that his nights are filled with horrible visions of America being attacked by unstoppable evil forces. That's the impression I get from his books and video games, at any rate. Whether it's the Ruskies, Middle Eastern terrorists or a renegade corporate army, he's always worrying about a big load of baddies invading US soil. He must barely get a wink of sleep, the poor lamb.
Summary: The Blue Angels are some of the premier aerial acrobats in the world. Their death-defying sky ballets have been awing crowds of thousands since 1946. They are amazing, highly skilled pilots, but they've got nothing on me. With a racer's style, I swing the overstuffed caboose of my F-22 in a 180 degree arc, forcing my engines to stall and causing my plane to sink. My opponent's missiles pass overhead, missing me by feet.
Summary: Parents needs to know that while the language is generally mild, you may hear the 's' word and 'bastard' now and then. Targets like tanks and planes are shot constantly. But there is little blood, primarily firing of bombs and missiles and watching fire-filled explosions, usually from a distance. When you crash, team members call you 'down', not dead.
Excerpt: In a time when Tom Cruise was battling Val Kilmer for Top Gun, flight simulators were as common as mini-game collections on the Wii are today. Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. brings us back to Top Gun's heights - but without the Cruise or Kilmer, thankfully.
Excerpt: Tom Clancys HAWX is by developer Ubisoft Romania, the studio who brought us the Blazing Angels games. HAWX is a successor of sorts although as it is set in the future the array of hardware on offer is a much more exciting prospect.
Excerpt: Tom Clancy’s HAWX or High Altitude Warfare eXperimental (the X is to make it seem more Xtreme!) is the latest title to go under the near enough legendary Tom Clancy franchise. The latest title takes a huge swing in a new different direction compared to past titles, instead of leading assaults on terrorist locations with flash grenades, your flying your way around various locations with some of the biggest and best air crafts made to date.